Later on, he did his M. Philosophy in Urdu and Iqbal Studies from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad and Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu and Iqbaliyat from Islamia University, Bahawalpur.
He has written several books on history, general knowledge, critics and poetry. Currently working as advisor (Pakistan Studies) at Punjab Public Service Commission, consultant at United Nations Development Programme and visiting professor at AIOU, Islamabad. He has been described and compared with Robin Hood of 16th-century Mughal Punjab by the British historians.
After his schooling at Sargodha, Yasir earned his master"s degrees in History and Pakistan Studies from University of the Punjab, Lahore and Quaid-e-Azam University respectively.
Yasir brought out a handwritten literary journal "Sange-Meel (Urdu: سنگ میل)" (Mile Stone) in his early days as an upcoming writer Afterwards, he edited two magazines "Ehtasab (Urdu: احتساب)" (Accountability) and "Irtikaz (Urdu: ارتکاز)" (Focus) as student editor for his educational institutions.
After doing a number of odd jobs, he joined Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad in 1981 as Deputy Director/Editor. He conceived and edited quarterly "Adabiyat (Urdu: ادبیات)" (Letters) for thirteen years.
He also started first-ever literary newsletter "Academy (Urdu: اکیڈمی)" in Urdu and edited it for more than six years for the Academy.
He used to compile and edit another educational magazine entitled "Urdu Science Magazine (Urdu: اردو سائنس میگزین)" during his eight years stay at Urdu Science Board as its Director General from 2001 to 2009. Over there, he developed and published more than 350 books in Urdu language in various disciplines of social sciences, basic sciences, technologies and trades besides booklets for literates and neo-literates. In between 2009 and 2012 he had many stints as the Director General of Pakistan Academy of Letters, National Educational Equipment Center, National Museum of Science and Technology, Lahore.
He finally superannuated as the Director General, Urdu Science Board, Lahore in March 2012.
Two master and one M. Philosophy lever dissertations on his life and works have been approved as a pre requisite for award of relevant degrees in the field of Urdu language and literature by the respective universities of Pakistan.